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The beauty of rebounding is that it is simple.  There is no complex choreography, and everyone can rebound.   In this section we are gradually increasing the heart rate and remind all participants that at any time they can revert to the Base Jump if they need a break or the step-touch from the warm up.

Try and encourage them to stay on the rebounder and even if their feet are not leaving the mat surface they should try and keep moving and join in again when they are ready. Always ask them to start again via the Base Jump move.

Choice of music is important for this section.  Ensure that you can hear the beat of the music and in this section, everyone will get into rhythmic bouncing in time.

Make sure you sequence the moves so that they flow together nicely. Remember that some of the moves are great transition moves from one sequence to the next and you can always revert to the Base Jump move at any time.

Don’t feel that you have to introduce all of the moves at once.   Even starting with 3 moves will be a challenge for some people.  Perfect each move and encourage participants to gradually increase the amount of effort used to “push” down in to the mat to increase the intensity before introducing more complex changes in direction and additional moves.

Keep it simple.  Don’t get too complicated too quickly.  Start by doing maybe 8 counts of a move and then break the move down into 4’s, 2’s and then 1’s.  It can take a few classes for people to become comfortable in executing the moves correctly so ensure that everyone has good technique before going straight into single moves!

Some moves are also great for changes in direction, e.g., the Power Jack and the Quarter Turn.  Changes in direction for a Power Twist are very difficult to execute so be sure that you have an advanced group before attempting this move.

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